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Special Events & Opportunities

Connect with classmates, collaborators, and future colleagues in the science of food. Grow your understanding of food science and technology. Develop professional skills. Set yourself up for success with the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT’s) special student opportunities.

IFTSA Trivia Night at IFT20  |  Tuesday, July 14  |  8:15–10:00 p.m. (CT)
Sponsored by Nestle Purina

SHIFT20 starts on Monday, and it wouldn’t be an IFT Annual Event without challenging your food science knowledge! This year, we are doing so with a virtual IFTSA Trivia Night. Whether solo or as a team (up to 6 people), you can show off your food smarts against other students and science of food professionals, with a prize of $50 off IFT membership. SHIFT20 registration is required to participate.

Register for IFT20


IFTSA Global Summit

Bringing the world's food science students together in one meeting. Recordings of past events are available now.

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Student Opportunities background

Connect with your food science community!

Explore the many ways you can meet and become more connected to the science of food global community.

IFT members are able to connect with peers around the globe, through IFT Connect, IFT’s online community site. Participate in interest-based discussion boards and topical division groups, ask questions, solve problems, and make invaluable connections through the online directory.

Join the Conversation on IFT Connect

Connect With Your Community

IFT regional sections offer invaluable, in-person experiences to gain insights and network with food professionals in your area. Learn more about IFT sections.

Student Events

Join an IFT Division

Members are able to join IFT's interest-based groups (called divisions) of their choice. With over 24 divisions to choose from, you will be joining a robust and engaged community of peers representing over 76 countries. Not a member yet? No problem, you can join online today.

Meet other professionals working in your field to collaborate, innovate and problem solve.

Meet other professionals working in your field to collaborate, innovate and problem solve.